New sidewalks downtown, M-24 project behind schedule

New sidewalks downtown, M-24 project behind schedule

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Four and a half months in, the M-24 construction project is slipping behind schedule as the Nov. 15 deadline approaches. With the east side of M-24 now paved, crews have begun work on the west side of the highway after southbound traffic was shifted over to the east side […]

M-24 southbound lane finally switched

M-24 southbound  lane finally switched

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Do not be alarmed when you see southbound traffic flowing down the left side of M-24, between Burdick St. and Drahner Rd. Southbound traffic has been shifted to the east side of the highway so construction crews can begin work on the west side. MDOT made the switch last […]

Ready. Set. SHIFT!

Ready. Set. SHIFT!

M-24 southbound traffic to travel on east side of highway By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer M-24’s northbound lanes between Burdick St. and Drahner Rd. have been repaved. Beginning this Friday, Aug. 21, southbound traffic will be shifted from the west side of the road onto the new pavement on the east side (northbound lanes). […]

Burdick intersection closure extended

The east Burdick St./M-24 intersection closure was extended slightly from Monday, Aug. 10 to a new opening date of Thursday, Aug. 13. “I know this isn’t the news the local residents wanted,” said MDOT Project Engineer, Brian Travis, “but delays to critical operations due to conflicts with underground utilities, access and weather impacts have pushed […]

Burdick/M-24 crossing closes

Burdick/M-24 crossing closes

100-year-old redbrick storm drain found By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer As we reach the end of July, the relentless M-24 project is about halfway done. The project, which officially began in April, reached its apex with the closure of the east Burdick St. intersection in downtown last weekend. Previously it was reported there were […]

E. Burdick/ M-24 intersection to close this weekend

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer A short, two-day closure of the east side of the Burdick St./M-24 intersection in downtown Oxford is planned for this weekend, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. During those days, drivers heading east or west on Burdick will not be able to cross M-24 (Washington St.). M-24 southbound […]

M-24/Drahner update

M-24/Drahner update

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer If all goes well, construction crews will finish their work on the west side of the Drahner Rd./M-24 intersection, and the intersection will completely re-open to traffic by 3 p.m. tomorrow, July 2. That means west Drahner traffic will no longer have to go all the way around, via […]

Water shut-off forces restaurants to close for Father’s Day weekend

Water shut-off forces restaurants to close for Father’s Day weekend

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer Just one week after reopening, Country Coney owner Scott Pike learned he would have to temporarily close again. A hand-delivered boil-water advisory from the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office (WRC) notified him his restaurant would be without water Saturday, June 20, while crews hooked up a new water […]

Traffic signals go up, stop signs come down along M-24

Traffic signals go up, stop signs come down along M-24

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The M-24 northbound detour officially begins today, June 3. From now until mid-November, M-24 will be closed to northbound traffic from Drahner Rd. to Harriet St. Southbound M-24 traffic will continue to be one-lane-only. The detour will take traffic east on Drahner Rd. to northbound Oxford Lake Drive, then […]

M-24 northbound to close as project enters Stage 2

M-24 northbound to close as project enters Stage 2

By James Hanlon Leader Staff Writer The first stage of the M-24 project is wrapping up work on the east Drahner Rd. intersection. If all goes well and there are no weather delays or unforeseen events, the next phase of the project will start around June 3. Crews will switch from the east Drahner intersection […]